Moya Aero conducts successful initial ground propellor tests


Moya Aero has successfully completed initial ground testing of its battery-electric powered propellor set. 

Last week, the Brazilian eVTOL startup conducted the tests at its facility Sao Jose dos Campos, the heart of the country’s industrial corridor. The tests saw the propellor set reach take-off traction and also achieve enough traction for manoeuvres and hover. “This level of traction is an excellent result for having a surplus of traction due to surplus power,” said Moya.

A statement on LinkedIn read: “This margin is essential to carry out corrections in all different atmospheric conditions.We recorded all the tests on video and telemetry with readings of engine parameters, battery charge, and scale that measures traction, temperature, etc. This documentation will help to track and review trials.”


Founded in 2020 Moya is a spin-off of ACS Aviation, one of Brazil’s leading aeronautical engineering, research and aircraft development firms. The startup intends to start flying later this year with an almost full-scale prototype. This smaller proof-of-concept vehicle could also be brought to market for some missions.

Speaking to Revolution.Aero earlier this year, COO, Renata Marins Paolillo said: “We created Moya because we saw a gap in the market for high capacity cargo drones specifically for cargo and agricultural applications. We noticed there was a lot of movement around products involving passenger transport and smaller drones. But, especially in agriculture, we saw a gap to improve efficiency and increase productivity.”